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Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
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Making sure that as many people as possible know about stroke and the Stroke Association is a challenge, and one that we can’t achieve on our own. As a Stroke Ambassador, you will use your skills, experience and passion to represent the Stroke Association in your local community.
After a stroke many stroke survivors and carers may become socially isolated as they are no longer able to access the activities and groups they did prior to the stroke. As a Stroke Café Volunteer, you will assist in the running of Stroke Cafés.
My Stroke Guide is an online tool designed to help individuals self-manage their own condition after a stroke. My Stroke Guide Buddies visit stroke survivors and their carers’ in a variety of locations and settings and introduce them to this tool.
Our voluntary groups play an important role in ensuring that stroke survivors do not become socially isolated. They also help to build the confidence and self-esteem of the people who attend. Our Stroke Group Supporters assist in the running of one, or sometimes more, of these local voluntary groups
Support stroke survivors by volunteering to become a My Stroke Guide buddy or a Peer Supporter.
At the Stroke Association, we support people to make the best possible recovery following a stroke. One of the ways we help is through our Life After Stroke grants. Our LAS Grants volunteers apply for grants on behalf of stroke survivors and in doing so offer financial support to those most in need.
If you have had a stroke or are have aphasia we would like you to join us in a friendly atmosphere to have fun and sing along. Everyone is welcome and we support carers to join us as well. No singing experience is required.